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The Footloose American
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In 1962 and 1963, a young Hunter S. Thompson was a freelance stringer for an American weekly paper called the National Observer , reporting from South America on Cold War politics and culture. These 18 stories, filed over the course of a year-and-a-half, follow Thompson through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil. Most have not appeared in print in any form for more than 50 years. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  October 28, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Hyper-inflation threatens to tank the Brazilian government. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  August 19, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. On cynicism and disillusionment (and drinking) among American expats in South America. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
Topics: Hunter S. Thompson, Cold War, The Footloose American, Colombia
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From  the National Observer.  June 10, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. On the plight — and latent political power — of the indigenous Andeans. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  May 20, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Amid the military junta in gloomy Lima. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  April 15, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. On madness, paranoia, and bizarre happenings in the streets of La Paz. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  March 11, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Hyperinflation, labor strikes, and growing instability in Brazil. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  February 11, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Reporting on a grudge, a murder, and rogue military in a Rio de Janeiro bar. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From the National Observer. January 28, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Reporting on the beleaguered opposition to Paraguay's dictator, Alfredo Stroessner. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From the National Observer. January 7, 1963. By Hunter S. Thompson. Brazilians vote with the specter of revolution on the horizon. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From the National Observer. December 31, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. A selection of Thompson's (sometimes desperate) letters from South America to his editor. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  November 19, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. The Blancos and Colorados clash at the polls in South America's most developed democracy. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
Topics: Hunter S. Thompson, Cold War, The Footloose American, Uruguay
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From  the National Observer.  October 15, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. On tin miners' graveyards, violent strikers, and Bolivia's crippling reliance on resource extraction. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  October 1, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. On a pivotal Brazilian election and the lure of the populist left. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  September 17, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. A day in the life of the American propaganda service in Ecuador. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  August 27, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. On the results of a surprising Peruvian election — and the military takeover that followed. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  August 6, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. Marooned in Guajira, Colombia, smuggling capital of the Caribbean. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  July 16, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. On the divisive politics of sunny Aruba. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
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From  the National Observer.  June 24, 1962. By Hunter S. Thompson. A profile of Colombia's U.S.-friendly president-elect. Read more about Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten reportage in South America.
Topics: Hunter S. Thompson, The Footloose American, Colombia, Cold War